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Re: [PATCH] libfreeipmi: fix segfault in SPMI parsing

From: Al Chu
Subject: Re: [PATCH] libfreeipmi: fix segfault in SPMI parsing
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 14:37:41 -0700

Hey Bruce,

Thanks, just wanted to double check.  I'll do a release soon.


On Thu, 2020-09-03 at 14:08 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 10:58:20AM -0700, Al Chu wrote:
> > Hey Christian,
> > 
> > I've applied the patch, thanks!  Just wondering how bad this is and
> > if
> > it warrants a FreeIPMI release.  It sounds like on certain systems,
> > a
> > segfault was probably happening all the time?
> Yes, that's what seems to be happening.  While we're only aware of
> this
> happening on the mentioned Dell HW, the bug itself isn't HW-specific
> and
> could well affect any systems that happen to fall through the early
> release paths.  However, we did not reproduce it on other hardware,
> and
> did not find other reports of people experiencing this problem in the
> wild.
> For Ubuntu, we'll likely be providing this patch directly to users
> via
> our stable release update process, and so won't need an upstream
> release
> for that.  However, an upstream release likely would be quite helpful
> for other Linux distributions and users more generally.
> Thanks!
> Bryce

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